Is Fiserv Inc. (FISV) a good stock to buy now?

Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is 2.57% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $73.50 and a high of $125.05 in the current 52-week trading range. The FISV stock was last observed hovering at around $114.43 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.36% off its average median price target of $136.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 28.35% off the consensus price target high of $163.00 offered by 35 analysts, but current levels are -8.14% lower than the price target low of $108.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $116.79, the stock is 3.05% and 5.90% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.86 million and changing 2.06% at the moment leaves the stock 13.70% off its SMA200. FISV registered -0.86% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 21.68%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $114.24 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $103.80.

The stock witnessed a -1.02% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 12.96%, and is 2.57% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.75% over the week and 1.98% over the month.

Fiserv Inc. (FISV) has around 44000 employees, a market worth around $76.72B and $15.07B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 88.88 and Fwd P/E is 21.57. Profit margin for the company is 6.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 58.90% and -6.61% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.50%).

Fiserv Inc. (FISV) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Fiserv Inc. (FISV) is a “Buy”. 35 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 4 think it is a “Overweight”. 27 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Fiserv Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/04/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.29 with sales reaching $3.74B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -41.40% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -2.80% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 0.90% in year-over-year returns.

Fiserv Inc. (FISV) Top Institutional Holders

1,585 institutions hold shares in Fiserv Inc. (FISV), with 2.81M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.42% while institutional investors hold 92.42% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 669.80M, and float is at 581.88M with Short Float at 1.55%. Institutions hold 92.03% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. with over 105.43 million shares valued at $10.86 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 15.72% of the FISV Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc with 57.9 million shares valued at $5.97 billion to account for 8.64% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) which holds 45.31 million shares representing 6.76% and valued at over $4.67 billion, while Blackrock Inc. holds 5.84% of the shares totaling 39.17 million with a market value of $4.04 billion.

Fiserv Inc. (FISV) Insider Activity

A total of 61 insider transactions have happened at Fiserv Inc. (FISV) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 50 and purchases happening 11 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by DAVIS ALISON, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that DAVIS ALISON sold 2,073 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 18 at a price of $114.23 per share for a total of $0.24 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7988.0 shares.

Fiserv Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 14 that New Omaha Holdings L.P. (10% Owner) sold a total of 20,125,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 14 and was made at $110.04 per share for $2.21 billion. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 85.3 million shares of the FISV stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 09, Chiarello Guy (Chief Administrative Officer) disposed off 20,000 shares at an average price of $115.25 for $2.31 million. The insider now directly holds 250,800 shares of Fiserv Inc. (FISV).

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Fiserv Inc. (FISV): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY) that is trading 12.33% up over the past 12 months. Visa Inc. (V) is 11.49% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -6.33% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 9.57 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.21.

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